Free flashcard software and web sites

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My requirements:

  • runs on Linux, if desktop-based
  • ideally can access it from work (i.e. web access)
  • free
  • does not require a training course to use it
  • is supported
  • data can be stored locally or extracted.


Wikipedia has information on List of flashcard software.

Product URL Linux Web Ubuntu software centre Description Sync Been used before OU student advice Conclusion
Anki Wikipedia
apps.ankiweb.net
Yes Yes 1st, 4 stars (69 ratings) "Designed to help you remember facts (e.g. foreign words and phrases) efficiently. Tracks how well you remember each fact and uses that to optimally schedule reviews. Supports sounds, images and rendering TeX. Can synchronize card decks to a server so that you can review the deck on other computers or a web interface. Plugins available." Yes ? Advice: "takes a bit to learn. There are loads of YouTube videos on how to use it though." Conclusion: It is incredibly hard to work out how to use this software. Don't know yet.
The learning curve is too much; it is no way intuitive and the descriptions of things are not helpful. It is a closed book. No. ✘
Brainscape Wikipedia
brainscape.com
No Yes N/A "A web and mobile platform that allows students to study adaptive flashcards. Flashcards are all stored in the cloud and can be shared." N/A ? Advice: Verdict: No.
You have to register to even try it, or use the sample sets.
Also, instant failure: choosing 'Get Started' gave "Oops, that page doesn't exist." ✘
Course Hero Wikipedia
[xxx yyy]
No Yes N/A "An online learning platform for students to access study resources like…flashcards. Either buy a subscription or upload documents in order to receive membership and access website material." N/A No DD310 or A327. No OU flashcards at all. Advice: Conclusion ?
Mnemosyne URL Wikipedia
mnemosyne-proj.org
Yes Yes Not listed "Spaced repetition software. Aims to be a user-friendly flash card program, with a clean, simple interface. Allows plugins and a scripting API." No: export/import Don't think so Advice: Conclusion ?
Quizlet URL Wikipedia
quizlet.com/en-gb
No Yes N/A "An online learning tool. Trains via flashcards, games and tests. Ranks among the top 50 websites in the U.S." N/A Yes, 16 DD301 sets and mentioned on fora Advice: "free and really versatile" "If you're just looking for something easy, Quizlet is probably good for most people" Works, but is overly simple and is probably sophisticated enough for what I want.
Editing an existing set is a chore.
Can import sets, but cannot see how to export.
KWordQuiz URL Wikipedia
edu.kde.org/kwordquiz
Yes No 2nd, 4½ stars, (15 ratings) "A general purpose flashcard program, typically used for vocabulary training." No None Advice: Conclusion ?
Pauker URL [xxx Wikipedia]
pauker.sourceforge.net
Yes No 3rd, 4 stars (4 ratings) "A generic flashcard program using a combination of ultra-shortterm, shortterm, and longterm memory." Sync Don't think so Advice: Conclusion ?
Granule URL [xxx Wikipedia]
granule.sourceforge.net
Yes No 4th, 2 stars (3 ratings) "A flashcard program that implements Leither cardfile methodology for learning new words. It features both short-term and long-term memory training capabilities with scheduling." Sync Don't think so Advice: Conclusion ?
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[http www]
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[http www]
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[http www]
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Fresh Memory Lite - Linux - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresh_Memory_(software) - http://fresh-memory.com/ ✘ No web interface
OpenCards - Linux - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCards - http://opencards.info/ ✘ No web interface


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